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    BGM × University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    Panels, Lectures, Workshops


    Starts
    September 9
    Ends
    September 11
    Venue
    The Carolina Theatre
    309 W Morgan St
    Durham, NC 27701 United States
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    The Black Communities Conference, a.k.a. #BlackCom2019, is a vibrant and uniquely important gathering featuring panel discussions, local tours, film screenings, workshops, keynotes, and more. Our core mission is to foster collaboration among Black communities and universities for the purpose of enhancing Black community life and furthering the understanding of Black communities.

    The Black Girl Magik Collective will be conducting an interactive workshop that centers communal bonding and vulnerability exercises as bridges for self-care and communal-care. As facilitators we will cultivate a safe space and environment for the community to restore, recharge and realign in - all in the richness of black community.

    We ask workshop attendees to explore self-care as a tool for healing and a way to disconnect from the “psychological trauma of systemic racism.” The workshop will infuse tangible wellness tools that Black folks can apply to their everyday lives. More importantly, people will get a unique opportunity to bond as a community.

    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

    Our Stories(3)

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    Conversations (2)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Events (1)

    Conversations (1)

    Community (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (7)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home